American Roots Music news and gigs!

By on December 21, 2011

It’s the Echo’s 10th year Anniversary! LA, I’m Yours did an interview with the owner of the Echo & Echoplex, Mitchell Frank. You can read “Mr. Eastside Cool: And Interview with Mitchell Frank” here:;
And a big shout out to Liz Garo for putting her heart and soul into booking the venue!

-Congratulations to Ted Russell Kamp for making the AMA top 100 of 2011 Chart!

Turnstyled, Junkpiled is giving away a Sin City Prize Pack! This one features Paladino, Mark Lennon, Matt Cartsonis, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue and Damngivers. Enter to win here:;

A Wil Forbis Christmas song video – the original tune “The Circus on Christmas Day, viewable here:;

Jonathan Harkham of Paladino on the Taproot Radio Podcast #67 giving us a little background on the band:;
Here’s a live video of Paladino singing “Green Green Grass of Home”;

Download a free Christmas track from Matt Ellis:;

LA’s very own Gwendolyn and David Serby both in the top 100 songs of 2011 by “That Nashville Sound”!!;; Billionarire who loved Bluegrass

Monday, December 19th:
-Shane Alexander at ZOEYS w/ B Willing James and Chris Pierce.

-Hot Club de LA and Cliff Wagner & The Old Numer 7’s at the Redwood 9pm
316 W. 2nd street downtown LA Free

-Songs For Kids Benefit Show @ Hotel CAfe 7pm-11pm
Door Proceeds to benefit Songs For Kids Foundation
Joshua Radin/ Meiko/ Cary Brothers/ Joe Purdy/ Holly Conlan/ Gary Jules
Javier Dunn/ Josh Rifkind/ Haroula Rose/ Eugene Edwards & MORE!

-Daniel Ahearn & The Jones play “It’s a School Night”hosted by Chris Couridas of KCRW/ RSVP@; @ Club Bardot free doors 8pm get there early!!!! 9pm this time his friend MOBY will be joining…yes, that Moby. Also with Lucy Schwartz & Friends. 1737 Vine Street in Hollywood, CA

-KXLU Holiday Party @ Pehrspace 9:30pm $5
with Casy & Brian, Batwings Catwings, Magick Orchids, Sea Lions
Bring a 99cent Record and participate in their Xmas LP Exchange
325 Glendale Blvd. in Historic Filipinotown

-Blues Guitarist, Chris Cain @ Maui Sugar Mill Saloon 8pm-9:30
18389 VEntura Blvd. Tarzana, CA Free Admission but suggested donation of $18-$22 for keeping blues alive in LA

Tuesday, December 20th: Happy Hannukah!
-1st Annual Practically Acoustic Xmas at Redwood 8pm-1am
with Bill Woodcock, Matt Henderson, Michael Van London, Henry Lopez, Harry Michaelson, Jaime Holiday &The Vampire Bunnies, Manuel Robles, Marcello Morga, Des Cadet, Michael Jennifer Leyva, Dharma Bums, Lannie Jolane, Jackie Mungia, Wakamarimasen and more! $5 Donation 316 W. 2nd street downtown LA

Wednesday, December 21st:
-Winter Solstice celebration @ Madame Pamita’s Fortune Emporium
1938 A 14th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Behind Brat’s store) Hot Tea, Cocoa, cookies and free fortune telling by her fabulous tarot students, tips appreciated! 6-10 pm
From Madame Pamita “It’s also a great opportunity to purchase unique, interesting and reasonably-priced gifts for the people on your gift list. I just got a new shipment of Coventry Creations blessed herbal candles ($14) and Lucky Mojo conjure oils ($7) plus there are all sorts of hand blown apothecary bottles, tarot decks, divination kits and other goodies for the adventurous souls on your list. You can also purchase beautiful gift certificates for any reading. It’s your one-stop mystical shopping bazaar!”

Thursday, December 22nd:
-Bruce Ray White and The Random Band @ The Cinema Bar
with Kriss Light and friends 9pm 3967 N. Sepulveda Culver City, CA

-BollWeevil, Yukon Blonde, The Fling @ The Echo 8:30
18+ 1822 Sunset LA CA 90026

-Jeffertitti’s Nile @ DEl Monte Speakeasy 8pm $5
52 Windward Avenue VEnice CA 90291

Friday, December 23rd:
-Old Californio Holiday Show and Chris Crotty B’day Celebration! (open to public) @Satellite $5 9pm with The Whiskey Saints
1717 Silverlake Blvd. LA CA 90026

-Harvelle’s HOLIDAY HULLABALOO starring Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue
with special guests The Western Continentals 9 pm • $10
$2 of every ticket goes to Veteran Affairs of Long Beach
Advance tickets available at
Harvelle’s 201 E. Broadway Long Beach, CA 90802 562.239.3700
(beneath the Congregation Ale House Promenade entrance)

Saturday and Sunday December 24th and 25th!
Have a Wonderful Christmas!


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.